The Albino and the Friars

Each year in Spring I like to stay a few days in the Chiltern area of North Eastern Victoria. The native gums are flowering and there is a good chance to see rare or rarely seen birds. This time around I was surprised to find an albino Swamp (Black) Wallaby and a joey at the well known Cyanide Dam Honeyeaters Picnic ground in the Chiltern National Park. It is a good spot to find birds in the evening while they look for dinner and take their evening baths. I found a good range of species on this visit.

Superb Fairy Wren, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

Superb Fairy Wren – guarding the roost, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

Noisy Friar Bird, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

Noisy Friarbird, the main sound of the national park.

Noisy Friar Bird, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

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Noisy Friar Bird, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

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Albino Swamp Wallaby

A rare albino Swamp Wallaby with a standard coloured Joey

Albino Swamp Wallaby

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Turquoise Parrot, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

A beautiful Turquoise Parrot taking an evening bath in the late afternoon -preferred a nearby overflow creek to the open dam

Turquoise Parrot, Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

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One response to “The Albino and the Friars

  1. The albino wallaby with the baby looks so funny lol. The white hair made its eyes seem so tiny & puffy like it had just cried or sth. Cute!
    And it must really rare.. so white!

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